What You Can Do After Receiving A Traffic Ticket
Whether you are running late for work or you were only going to be inside for just a minute, you can still receive a traffic ticket that can go on your record. Here in the state of South Dakota, traffic tickets come with penalties in the form of points. If you find 15 points in 12 consecutive months or 22 points in a total of two consecutive years, you can permanently lose your license.
We at Gellhaus & Gellhaus, P.C. are a team of attorneys based in Aberdeen, and we want to help you fight your traffic ticket by exploring the options you have available. Here are some of the most common choices you probably have after receiving your traffic ticket:
Accept The Ticket And Plead Guilty
This option is often used by those who do not have many other traffic violations on their record and view the fine as an unacceptable fee for their actions. Pleading guilty to a traffic ticket will earn you points that can threaten your license. If you choose this option, be sure that you are not going to lose your license for it.
Fight The Ticket On Your Own And Plead Not Guilty
If you plead not guilty, then you are stating that you believe you did not break the law. You will then need to explain your case to prove why you did not break the law. You need to be sure that you can present your side in a manner that the court will accept, otherwise you may receive harsher sentencing for wasting the court’s time.
Hire An Attorney To Fight Your Ticket For You
This is the option for those who are certain they did not commit a crime and recognize they need assistance in defending themselves. This option is also for those who cannot afford to plead guilty to another traffic ticket due to having too many points on their record. An experienced attorney like the ones you can find at our firm can work with you and the court to either get the charges dropped or negotiate to reduce the consequences of the ticket.
Let Us Take Care Of The Hard Part
If you are looking to fight your traffic ticket and need an experienced attorney at your side, contact us today. Call us at 605-277-4206 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation to discuss what options you have.